Galium glaucum

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Waxy bedstraw
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Galium glaucum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Galium
Species: G. glaucum
Binomial name
Galium glaucum
  • Asperula glauca (L.) Besser
  • Asperula galioides var. glauca (L.) Nyman

Galium glaucum or waxy bedstraw is a plant species of the Rubiaceae. It is native to central Europe from Portugal to Ukraine, and sparingly naturalized in a few locations in North America (Quebec, Ontario, Connecticut and New Jersey).[1][2][3]


Three subspecies are recognized:[1]

  • Galium glaucum subsp. australe Franco - Spain and Portugal
  • Galium glaucum subsp. glaucum - France to Ukraine
  • Galium glaucum subsp. murcicum (Boiss. & Reut.) O.Bolòs & Vigo - southeastern Spain


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